Linked by David Adams on Sun 22nd May 2011 02:26 UTC
Apple Mac sales in the enterprise during Apple's last fiscal quarter grew a whopping 66 percent, significantly outpacing the rest of the PC market, which grew just 4.5 percent in the enterprise. The data from Apple's previous fiscal quarter was highlighted on Friday by analyst Charlie Wolf with Needham & Company. He said though he originally viewed success in the enterprise as a "one-quarter blip," it now appears to be a "durable platform" for Apple.
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

No you are wrong.

A Mac is about £1100 for the cheapest iMac.

The dev machine I do not use for Legacy development is a Core 2 with 4GB of ram and Windows XP cost the company about £300.

Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate is £100 from our licensing partner, Sql Server 2008 R2 Developer is approximately £100 as well... £600

Only if I was developing on a Mac Mini it would be cheaper.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I don't understand how you can pay just £100 for VS.

Nowadays I develop mostly in Java, but back in the day I was doing heavy Win32 development, we needed to pay at least €500 per year for MSDN licenses with the volume license programme, if I remember correctly.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

We don't require a volume licensing agreement, since there are only 2 people that use VS (one being me and the other being my collegue) and you can get various discounts depending on your organisation's status.

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t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

Wow you are comparing core 2 system with i5/i7 iMac for the price? And top of that Windows XP? Come on. be serious.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

It's called choice and using the right tool for the right job. If you need nothing more than a core 2, why should you buy an i5 ?

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